Central Heating and Electric Guitars

Today I’m thankful for Eric Johnson.

Johnson is a virtuoso guitarist from Texas.  He was a child prodigy who managed to gracefully transition to adulthood and professional musicianship.  This particular song is truly important to me.

I grew up in a house built in the 1940s.  It had iron grates that covered the heating vents.  During the winter I would always sit with my back facing one particular grate.  My father would come and sit with me and we’d listen to this song.  I was 5 or 6.  Dad played guitar in a number of bands, which is probably why I had eclectic taste for a primary school student.  I still have broad taste but I have always loved this song, and this specific performance of it.  All rights belong to the musician.

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